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parents were told their children were dead . it was awful. >> reporter: president obama addressed the nation who was in shock. >> our hearts are broken today for the families of these young children and for the families of the adults that were lost. >> reporter: police questioned the gunman's brother, ryan lanza, who lives in new jersey, but so far there's no word of a motive. in sandy hook there's no end to the sorrow. >> they held a vigil earlier this evening at a local church and counselors were in the area throughout the day. many people feel this town will never be the same again. >> here's what else we've learned. adam lanza was carrying two semiautomatic hand guns, a sig sauer and a glock handgun. all three guns were bought legally and registered to his mother. authorities also recovered three other guns. lanza was an honor student who according to an official may have suffered from a personality disorder. his mother was a kindergarten teacher at the school. one parent says she was a substitute there, even though her name is not on a staff list. the shooter was wearing blac
faster visited this community today ((butt to)) ((obama)) ther' not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do" >> i don't understand how someone could hurt children. i just don't get that. what did those poor babies do to you? >> evil visited this community today. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> an unthinkable horror. tonight, news details about thee guns bought by his mother, and amid all the grief, the heroes, including the teacher who saved her students by barricading them in a bathroom. >>> good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> the sed deadliest school shooting unfolded in just a few minutes. a 20-year-old walked in to an elementary school and started shooting. 20 children are among the dead. it's a crime investigators are only starting to piece together. cbs reporter ines is standing by with the latest. >> i'm standing down the street from where sandy hook elementary school is located. it's a tragedy that has shocked this town. tonight parents and family members are grieving, child
obama will hold a nationwide moment of silence at 6:30 tomorrow morning to remember the victims. if you go online, you may see this mention, twitter founder jack dorsey and several celebrities are also calling for a five-minute time out on the internet to pay their respects. >>> six more were laid to rest today. they included two teachers and four first graders. >> reporter: boy scouts saluted the scout benjamin wheeler. scott pablo wondered what many here did. >> i don't really know why he had to die, but it's very sad to see all the coffins. >> reporter: jesse lewis's family described the first grader as fearless but admitted he slept in his mother's arms almost every night. his school mate catherine hubbard was remembered for a smile as bright as her red hair. she'd recently been taking horseback riding lessons. six-year-old allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. her artwork covered the family home. 52-year-old's anne murphy. 30-year-old lauren russeau was also laid to rest. she had just been hired as a substitute teacher. everywhere you drive around newtown, you see memorials gr
politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. >> reporter: president obama accepted her withdrawal and said her decision demonstrates the strength of her character and an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first. >>> just as the highest tides of the year reached the bay area today, the so-called king tides swallowed up beaches all along the shoreline. in some spots, the water rushed right into town. the tides hit their peak around midmorning. in some areas, water rose by just a couple inches. in other areas, it was up by several feet. we found a business scrambling to stack sand bags. >> it's been coming in incredibly fast. >> it's amazing. it's coming up really, really high in amazing. bill hudson sent us this video. >> even then, water levels were as high as the bumpers of several suv's. >>> paul deanno, king tides, because not only did we have the lunar tides but we're actually closer to the sun and moon right now. it's pretty cold already. we have a frost advisory in effect. lots of rain moving back in. i'll have that com
to see if lanza was on any medication. >>> president obama promising near action to curb gun violence. >> i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at prevents more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. it will take commitment and compromise and most of all, courage. >> the president wants congress to vote early next year to renew the ban on military-style assault weapons and outlaw sales of high-capacity ammunition clips. he also wants to close the gun show loophole, so all buyers are subject to federal background checks. but it doesn't end there. >> we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. >> and the president has put vice president biden in charge of a governmentwide effort to come up with concrete proposals by january. >>> not all guns are created equal. there are automatics, semiautomatics, and the list goes on. the cbs 5 reporter phil show
. airlines have delayed and canceled flights in and out of many hubs. >>> president obama is cutting his hawaiian vacation short to get back to fiscal cliff talks in washington. the country is a week away from tax increases and deep spending cuts that will be triggered without an agreement. the next move will likely fall on democratic senate leader harry reid. >>> it's a scary statistic for recent college graduates. the number of young californians with degrees working in restaurants or retail has nearly doubled over the last five years. grace lee tells us these are the same people who have expensive college loans to pay off. >> reporter: when you're shopping this holiday season or eating out, take a look around. you might notice a lot more people under 30 working those jobs. according to the census bureau there are about 260,000 young adults with college degrees in california taking work in food service and retail because they can't get anything else. >> pretty sad now. >> reporter: roary graduated with a computer science degree. >> i graduated with my bachelors in 2009 and my first job
and wouldn't be used in a crime anyway. >>> president obama will spend the night aboard air force 1, making a red eye trip to washington. with the fiscal cliff deadline less than a week away. what it all means for your paycheck. >> reporter: as the president wrapped up his vacation, federal workers trickled back into the nation's capitol. but the only people who can avert the fiscal cliff, members of the house and senate, have not returned. in just six days, a 2% payroll tax is set to expire, along with the bush-era tax cuts, shrinking the average person's paycheck in 2013 by about $1500. long-term unemployment benefits for about two million jobless americans are also set to expire. and 110 billion worth of spending cuts to both domestic and defense programs will start to kick in, forcing layoffs in the public sector and for some private sector government contractors. economists predict that if congress doesn't act, all those cuts and new taxes will push the economy back into a mild recession by mid 2013. the impact of some of these new cuts and taxes wouldn't be felt immediately on january
on the fiscal cliff. today president obama called on house speaker john boehner to come back to the negotiating table. >> the american people are a lot more sensible and a lot more thoughtful and much more willing to compromise and give and sacrifice and act responsibly than their elected representatives are. >> now, the first family on their way to hawaii for the holidays. the president says he'll return to washington if there's a deal. >>> there were five funerals in newtown, connecticut, today for two adults and three children. six-year-old olivia engle loved being a big sister and helping her little brother explore. dillon loved chocolate. grace's family says she dreamed of being a painter. >>> we started to see all the ribbons and all your tributes to emily, everywhere, and a lot of you guys don't even know who she is. a lot of you never even met her. >> the last two faculty members were also laid to rest today. rachel's boyfriend was planning to propose on christmas eve. school psychologist mary sherlock was remembered for her devotion to kids in trouble. >>> condolence letters have overw
the looming deadline. >> reporter: congressional leaders met with president obama at the white house, trying to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in january 1. the president reminded lawmakers there's not much time left. >> we're now at the point where, in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. >> reporter: senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell returned to the senate floor, pledging to work through the weekend. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house, in hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> we're gonna do the best we can for the caucuses we have and the country that's waiting for us to make a decision. >> reporter: democratic and republican leaders have agreed to extend jobless benefits and some tax increases. but the income threshold is not yet clear. the president and senate leaders are expressing optimism that they'll get the job done. but the president has a backup plan just in case. >> if an agreement isn't reached in time, between senat
with president obama at the white house friday. this would be the group's first face-to-face meeting since november 16, and a last-minute chance to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. if no deal is reached, taxes will go up for nearly every american. senators reconvened thursday with tensions spilling over onto the floor. each side accused the other of stalling. >> speaker boehner is unwilling to negotiate. we've not heard a word from mcconnell. nothing is happening. >> the phone never rang. and so now here we are, five days from the new year. and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: senate majority leader harry reid skewered house speaker john boehner, charging he's more interested in his leadership position than in bipartisan legislation. >> the speaker's no. 1 goal is to get elected speaker on january 3. >> reporter: the two sides are at odds over tax cuts and spending. republicans say it's up to the democratically controlled senate and white house to reach an agreement. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we
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